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Sofar not real sure on my opinion of it yet. There is a lot less lean to reach the bars but im not real sure about the wrist angle yet. Might have to rotate them forward just a touch (they're in stock position now).

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Looks pretty legit man you've gotta let me know how it changes the position and if it makes it less aggressive.
 

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Looks pretty legit man you've gotta let me know how it changes the position and if it makes it less aggressive.
It doesn't make it comfortable but it makes it less uncomfortable if that makes any sense lol. Youre still leaned forward but the angle is less tiring. More of a sporty street riding position IMO vs the stock track position. Its not perfect though, the height is great but Im not completely happy with the angle... but its the only option there is really on the 09s and 12s short of having a top clamp fabricated. I may like them more when I rotate them forward a bit.
 

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It doesn't make it comfortable but it makes it less uncomfortable if that makes any sense lol. Youre still leaned forward but the angle is less tiring. More of a sporty street riding position IMO vs the stock track position. Its not perfect though, the height is great but Im not completely happy with the angle... but its the only option there is really on the 09s and 12s short of having a top clamp fabricated. I may like them more when I rotate them forward a bit.
Uhhh... by flipping the clip ons now they are angled up instead of down? That's got to be horribly uncomfortable. Having to twist your wrists inside like that has got to be terribly uncomfortable.


As for not having options that's not true at all.

Do your self a favor and just buy some clip on riser's, Woodcraft sells 1", 1.5", 2", 2.5", & 3" risers.

Plenty of options.
 

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What's bothering you?

If it's your wrists, you gotta strengthen your core and use your knees to grip the tank more. You should be able to stay on the bike if I lift up the rear tire and you do not have hands on the clip ons.
 

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What's bothering you?

If it's your wrists, you gotta strengthen your core and use your knees to grip the tank more. You should be able to stay on the bike if I lift up the rear tire and you do not have hands on the clip ons.
Neck mostly, sometimes lower back but mostly neck. Its the 40 mins each way commutes that add up.

Uhhh... by flipping the clip ons now they are angled up instead of down? That's got to be horribly uncomfortable. Having to twist your wrists inside like that has got to be terribly uncomfortable.


As for not having options that's not true at all.

Do your self a favor and just buy some clip on riser's, Woodcraft sells 1", 1.5", 2", 2.5", & 3" risers.

Plenty of options.
They arent angled up, they're pretty much level, most handle bars are angled up and back though. Dirt bikes, cruisers, etc...
Risers don't fit this generation because of the top clamp.
 

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I don't want to sound like an ass but if the leaning over part hurts your neck and back, why not consider getting a cruiser?

It's a sport bike... I have an 11 and the sitting position doesn't bother me at all.
 

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I don't want to sound like an ass but if the leaning over part hurts your neck and back, why not consider getting a cruiser?

It's a sport bike... I have an 11 and the sitting position doesn't bother me at all.

Wanting to sit up a few degrees doesnt mean I want to double the weight, lose 40hp, cut the lean angle in half, install Fischer price suspension, and make the thing two feet longer.
 

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Neck mostly, sometimes lower back but mostly neck. Its the 40 mins each way commutes that add up.



They arent angled up, they're pretty much level, most handle bars are angled up and back though. Dirt bikes, cruisers, etc...
Risers don't fit this generation because of the top clamp.
them make, or have made, a spacer that goes between the rise attachment and the clip on to that it fits.

If the clip on has a 7 degree angle down, which is what the factory offset is, when you flip them over you have a 7 degree angle up. It doesn't magically go to zero.
 

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them make, or have made, a spacer that goes between the rise attachment and the clip on to that it fits.

If the clip on has a 7 degree angle down, which is what the factory offset is, when you flip them over you have a 7 degree angle up. It doesn't magically go to zero.
If I could find some id buy em!

Anyhow, they do have up angle in relation to the forks, but not in relation to the ground. Remember the forks are angled something like 24 degrees. Look at the bar end weight vs the kill switch in that first photo. If they're angled up its very slight. If I were to rotate them forward though they would start to angle up.
 

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I don't want to sound like an ass but if the leaning over part hurts your neck and back, why not consider getting a cruiser?

It's a sport bike... I have an 11 and the sitting position doesn't bother me at all.
Right? I rode my 2013 from LB to SD almost every day on my vacation and I never got sore or tired. That is because I know how to ride/sit correctly.
 

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Wanting to sit up a few degrees doesnt mean I want to double the weight, lose 40hp, cut the lean angle in half, install Fischer price suspension, and make the thing two feet longer.
Right? I rode my 2013 from LB to SD almost every day on my vacation and I never got sore or tired. That is because I know how to ride/sit correctly.
I agree with Alex here. Sounds like you need to learn how to sit and ride correctly.
 

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I always love when people buy a super sport but complain about the riding position...
 
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I always love when people buy a super sport but complain about the riding position...
This. It's like buying a hummer and whining about the gas mileage.
 
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I had a bent oem bar on my bike from the previous owner. I just swapped to some aftermarket 7* ones and just installed the bars about 10* more then stock angled to the front of the bike. It's quite a bit more comfortable and has no clearance issues. I do have long arms though, so the only thing that bothered me abit before the adjustment was how pinched in the bars were.
 

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Working on the rotation to get em to a good spot. I just started with the stock spot, but theyre angled back too far. If I cant get em comfortable ill just flip em back over. Takes like 30 minutes.
I would like risers but ive never seen any for sale that fit the 2009+ because they all hit the top clamp.
 

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Someone want to explain to me what ive ruined about the bike? Did I just give up a quarter of my handling and did they weld them selves to the forks so I cant undo it in 30 minutes if I decide to track the bike?

While yall do that imma go order some hard bags, an extended swingarm, a 300 tire kit, and a turbo.
Maybe I missed it but I didn't see where anyone said you ruined the bike...
 
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